Saturday, February 2, 2008

You're Looking. . .For ME?

I installed a stat counter awhile back. At first, I was really interested to see how many people were reading my blog.

It definitely is interesting to see how many people come to my blog every day. It is also of note that most people must do their blog searching/reading while at work as hits go down dramatically on the weekends.

At first, I checked my stats almost every day. I won't lie, I liked to see my numbers increasing, and the amount of time that people stayed to "visit" increased as well. Vanity? Perhaps. But I'd also like to hope that perhaps people have come and found something comforting on these pages. Maybe it's simply the knowledge that you are not alone. Miscarriages do happen to other people. As devastating as it is, you can and will survive. And if I am not proof enough, check out the blog roll to the side.

Lately, I just haven't had as much time to obsess over the statistics. When I went to check them today, however, I found something interesting. Almost every day, people are actually putting in searches for "taking the statistical bullet blog" (or some such close variation). At first, I thought that it must be a mistake, but I started looking back and almost every day, someone's search includes those words.

This can only mean one thing: people out there are looking for me! And not in a bad way. Nope, I pay my taxes, parking tickets, and late movie-rental charges. I stay on the "right" side of the law. So they are obviously searching me out for my blog. It actually is kind of humbling.

I know there are a lot of you out that don't delurk to comment. I set up my blog so that I can accept anomynous comments. I'd love to hear from you, find out what brought you here, what your story is. So, if you think of it. . . post a comment! After all, my stat counter only tells me so much.

8 comments:

My Reality said...

Google reader shows up as your blog title in the keyword search when someone clicks through. I have no idea why, just that it does.

Tracy said...

I just visit because I love you so much. I am always so happy when Google Reader shows that I have an update from you. You are a ray of sunshine...

By the way, I told Scott about your grocery store escapades, and he was surprised they still allow you back. :) JUST KIDDING!

xoxo

Maria said...

I visit because I also love you!! Your story gives me hope that IVF will work for me, too.

alison said...

Like Tracy, I'm so excited when you have an update! To be honest, there's a few blogs I read (some IF, some not) that I push to last because I'm not that interested - but yours always bubbles to one of the first I read! :)

Optimistic said...

I am definitely one of the ones that likes to read about success! It gives us so much hope!

Samantha said...

I loved reading your blog from the beginning, after you left a comment for me--and you got me hooked. Now I'm hopeful for a great ending!

Freyja said...

The reason I changed my blog name was that I was starting to get hits daily for my name. The name that everyone IRL associates with Moi. I've probably cut down my traffic with the change but if it keeps my coworkers away from my blog it's worth it!

P.S. I don't have to search for you - Google Reader does it for me! ;-)

Kathy V said...

I clicked to your blog when I first got introduced to the blogosphere. I clicked here from somebody else. Your story kept touching me so I came back again and again. Now you are on my blogroll so I check in often. (I start my weekday mornings off by checking in on my friends. Then sometimes in the afternoon if it is slow but I am trying to look busy. The weekend I do check in occasionally but not as much as the weekdays.)